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MSNBC
Dec 31, 2012 5:00am PST
in washington. joining us also in washington, senior national correspondent for "bloomberg businessweek," joshua green. and joshua, before we go on to what led to this doomsday scenario that we're facing right now, which was all set up by lawmakers in washington, talk to me about what businesses are looking for and wall street is looking for. there will be reaction. there's always this discussion about the need for certainty. at best, we're going to get some sort of small deal that puts everything off, which makes this whole deadline make no sense. are businesses going to respond well to that? >> if we get a deal, yes. i mean, wall street all along has been looking to avert the fiscal cliff. and frankly, i don't think ceos and businesses care a whole lot about where income tax rates fall. in fact, you saw a number of ceos come out a few weeks ago and say they were happy for their taxes to rise, so long as washington could get a deal. i think they also expected a deal. and then over the last five days, as the talks seemed to fall apart, you saw the markets fall. i think that
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 8:00pm EST
always -- seven out of the 10 counties, metropolitan washington, it is the country did is still great but a capital that is not. would have predicted that? >> if anyone would have guessed that there would be a country of 300 million people, they may wouldn't come up with a bit of cynicism. but they were dedicated people. >> you say, during the last four years, during the campaign of 2012, you stuck your nose at this. >> the first time i did something like that was back in the 1990's. i wrote a book about the english speaking civil wars, the american revolution. i did it thinking about bill clinton and newt gingrich. it was nice to take a vacation from those guys. when i ran out of gas writing books about politics and economics, which i did a number of between 2002 and 2008, and said it is time to go back in history again. hop in my time capsule and forget about these fellows. and i have forgotten about them pretty well. i cannot remember, for example, the name of the governor of texas who was such a jerk in the primary. [laughter] effect that he could not remember the department
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 6:00am EST
would be nice if we had a little more that in washington, d.c. today and a little less of what we have. >> what do we have now? >> and overgrown city with too many politicians and lobbyists and consultants and media. seven out of the 10 richest counties in the united states, metropolitan washington, is the capital that cannot produce. it is the country that is still great with capital that is not. >> who in 1775 whatever predicted this? >> i suspect some of them were pretty cynical about politics. if you ever had an idea there would be a country of 300 million people with a capital that would have its finger on everything in the world, they might have been able to come up with a little pcynicism about that. >> said during the last years of the campaign of 2012, you started. >> the first time i did something like that was in the 1990's. i wrote a book about the english-speaking civil wars. the english revolution, the american revolution, and the american civil war. i did that because i cannot stand the idea of thinking about it bill clinton and newt gingrich too much. nice to take
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 5:00pm EST
the d.c. region. >> the washington region will suffer under sequestration far worse than other parts of the country. >> both sides still insist they want a deal. the senate and house to avoid the fiscal cliff, but the senate is pushing forward hoping they will have the deal by midnight tonight. we will technically go over the cliff on new year's day. the house hopes to fix everything on wednesday. they hope the markets will stay calm if the senate? today. mellon says they're happy with this final deal -- no one says they are happy with this final deal. reporting live from the capital rebecca cooper. >> jobs at the pentagon may be in jeopardy when we go over the fiscal cliff. they are not the only military related work at stake. northern virginia bureau chief jeff goldberg is live at the pentagon tonight. >> last week, defense secretary leon panetta said day-to-day operations would likely not change dramatically if we go over the fiscal cliff. any potential layoffs would probably not happen immediately. workers are watching this very closely. watching children skate round and round is
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 7:00am EST
"washington journal" is next. >> something has gone terribly wrong. ♪ host: the comments yesterday of joe manchin as congress prepares to meet again today with the fiscal cliff looming. good morning. the deadline is here and the countdown is down two hours instead of days. the first time since 1970, congress is meeting between the christmas and new year's holiday. preparations are underway as lawmakers -- if lawmakers fail to act. we are 17 hours until the deadline. midnight is the deadline east coast time. here are the numbers. host: also, send us an e-mail and jonas on facebook, -- join us on facebook or you can send us a tweet. let's take a scan of the headlines and we begin with "the atlanta journal-constitution." a lot of talking but still no votes. the deadline has come and gone. one last day for a fiscal deal is the headline from "the boston globe." we are also keeping an eye on wall street. the markets are queasy. from the headlines "the wall street journal." host: a lot of activity on the house and senate chamber. we will be falling all of that on the c-span networks. we h
Univision
Dec 31, 2012 6:00pm EST
los nuevos cambios en washington dc lilian mass univision hacemos una pausa y enseguida regresamon s con este programa especial resumen de aÑo.... al regreso veremos los estragos que nos dejo la madre naturaleza... ya volvemos!!! la madre naturaleza paso factura en el 2012... dos fenomenos atmosfericos sembraron el panico y el terror... por un lado "sandy" amenazaba con ser la tormenta perfecta...y aunque en nuestra area no azoto con tanta fuerza.... fue "derecho" la que como ladron en la noche dejo muerte a su paso. claudia uceda tiene la historia. nat! lluvia escuchamos mucho sobre el huracan sandy... nat!!! (un metereologo hablando de otro newscast tiro amplio de otro) ...los pronosticos eran de temer " va a ser una mezcla sumamente explosiva .. es como si le echÁramos gasolina al fuego" y si! ... fue un ciclon devastador... pero aunque no lo crean, lo que mas afecto el area capitalina fue una tormenta inesperada el 29 de junio, en pleno verano, denominada : derecho "estaba todo oscuro, no se puede ver nada ..." (julio 2 claudia pkg) derecho azoto el area... las rafagas de vient
NBC
Dec 30, 2012 11:30pm EST
to green bay saturday night on nbc while seattle will play at washington next sunday at 4:30 eastern. that game will be seen on fox. let's bring in tony dungy now. tony, what was the key for washington tonight? >> well, bob, i actually picked dallas in the pregame show because i didn't think robert griffin would be 100%. but for the redskins, i thought cris collinsworth hit the nail right on the head. jim haslett, their defensive coordinator, did a great job. he blitzed all night long, and dallas just did not handle it. it started out with the first third down pass where we get an interception and then it went all the way through the game until the big play at the end when tony romo threw another interception against the blitz, and that defense, they had confidence to put deangelo hall one on one on dez bryant and just blitz, and it really paid off for them. >> okay, coach, let's look ahead to the packers and the vikings. who do you like in that game in green bay? >> well, i like green bay, but for really one reason, and that's putting pressure on christian ponder. adrian peterson's
MSNBC
Dec 31, 2012 12:00pm PST
. america staring down the fiscal cliff. t-minus nine hours and counting and washington is wasting no time. senate minority leader mcconnell saying both sides are close to a deal. it's about time. >> my preference would have been to solve all these problems in the context of a larger agreement, a bigger deal, a grand bargain. whatever you want to call it. that solves our deficit problems in a balanced and responsible way. with this congress, that was obviously a little bit too much to hope for at this time. it may be we can do it in stages. >> there are a number of issues on which the two sides are still apart but negotiations are continuing as i speak. but we really are running out of time. >> the vice president and i have worked together on solutions before and i believe we can again. >> no holiday for the best political team around. a triple threat, luke russert and mike viqueira on the capitol hill and kristen welker from the white house. are you happy to be working on the holiday? >> it's fantastic. >> absolutely. >> sounded believable. viq, let's start with you. we have news tri
FOX News
Dec 31, 2012 1:00pm PST
people aware what is going on in washington, dc? are they upbeat? downbeat? unaffected? disaffected? what is the sense? >>reporter: it is an interesting year and the new year's eve ball takes on a different level of importance this year. we are right near times square, the crossroads of the world, right, where main street meets washington, dc, meets wall street street and it comes together and you can get a great feel of how real people, the average american, the average global citizen, reacts to things that are if many ways not only confusing and difficult to understand but uncertain so we caught up with them today. take a listen of everything they had to say how it is personal if some and how it will affect their paychecks and spending in the new year. >> it is everyone to blame. the congress needs to get their act together. that is my we opinion. >> we need spending cuts. >> spending cuts. >> that is not happening. >> everyone makes promises on both sides and no one has fulfilled the promises. >> it will affect everything including quality of life. >> both a mess. >> no one is doing th
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 5:00am EST
. good morning washington begins right now. live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> good morning, washington. it is monday, december 31, new year's eve. cynne simpson has the day off. let's get to jacqui jeras. cold temperatures to finish off 2012. >> it is. it still feels warm and fuzzy after the redskins victory. you're supporting that nice victory tied there, scott. our weather had line for today a pretty decent day overall. the crowds will be on the increase slowly throughout the day. temperatures, we will be at or just above the seasonal averages mid 40's. we have changes on the way, with a light rain and snow max expected for your new year's day. nothing should impact your troubles. our temperatures this morning in the '20s and a few 30's. we have 30 at reagan national. 24 at dulles. 21 in culpeper. our express forecast, looking for the clout to move in. that is the latest on your forecast. we will head over to traffic with steve. >> thank you. let's take a look at 270. checking to see i
ABC
Dec 30, 2012 11:35pm EST
news "washington weekly." >> what a big win for the redskins just a moment ago. >> heading to the playoffs for the first time since 1999. >> what an amazing feat for them, first time since 99. as donovana disaster theyb turned out to be, a sixth round pick. take a look. first quarter was scoreless. it is kicked off. the second interception thrown that quarter. off to a good start, but he get things going. the light of the game. s around -- delay of game. banks did this man, morris was fire -- thanks to this man, morris was on fire. third quarter, rg3 fix the handoff. -- fakes the handoff. in the fourth quarter, this is what happened. morris was like a train today, unstoppable. 200 yards. late in the fourth, 21-10 redskins. this was a game changer. 21-18 redskins, three minutes to go. the hero of the day, where did he come from? 28-18. right?for romo, >> not at all. >> i believe saturday would be game against seattle. t now, enjoy it. 7 wins in a row and this is what the town needed. >> celebrating tonight. landover will be rocking. >> after all of the injuries. here comes jackson,
ABC
Dec 30, 2012 11:00pm PST
reporter has the latest from washington. >> the clock is ticking. negotiations are on going. at this point democrats and republicans remain at odds. >> regardless of partisan differences, our top priority has to be to make sure that taxes on middle class families do thought go up that would hurt our economy badly. we can get that done. >> president obama called for immediate action, but there was that vote in the senate tonight. >> we are going to come in at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, and we will have further announcements perhaps at 11:00 in the morning. i certainly hope so. >> mitch mcconnell frustrated with the lack of progress called vice president biden in for help. biden is now said to be playing a direct role. >> there is no single issue that remains an impossible sticking point. the sticking point appears to be a willingness or interest or want to close the deal. >> drastic spending cuts will go into affect and taxes go up for everyone. the tax impact for the average american family is more than $3400. senate leaders continue to work on the stop gap bill. the sticking point
CBS
Dec 31, 2012 6:00pm EST
. ♪ >>> the washington redskins are playoff bound. tonight an almost surreal feeling at redskins park as the nfc championship begins to sink in. >>> but first, the u.s. is apparently going over the fiscal cliff. in just six hours across the board spending cuts and automatic tax hikes for all americans will kick in. lawmakers say they're close to an agreement. there are still some major sticking points. randall pinkston has the very latest. >> reporter: the gnat is close to a daily as the clock ticks toward mid nature and the nation teethers on the edge of the so-called fiscal cliff. >> let's pass the tax relief portion now. let's take what's been agreed to and get moving. >> reporter: the tentative deal would extend bush era tax cuts for families making $450,000 a year and individuals making 40 o,000. it would also extend unemployment benefits for one year. president obama said he would have preferred a grand bargain that solves all of washington's revenue and spending problems. >> with this congress, that was obviously a little too much to hope for at this time. it may be we can do it i
MSNBC
Dec 31, 2012 2:30am PST
things were more orderly in washington? and rational and people listen to the best arguments and compromise and operate in a more thoughtful and organized fashion? absolutely. but when you look at history that's been the exception rather than the norm. >> now here is your "first look" at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. a new the die found the long lines in central florida on election day discouraged as many as 49,000 people from voting. on "meet the press" nbc's tom brokaw says there's a simple explanation for what's wrong with our elections and the lawmakers sent to washington. >> the system is rigged. 75% of the congressmen come from gerrymandered districts which which they are bullet proof. >> as 2012 comes to an end the 112th congress will go down in history as the most unproductive in 60 years. 219 bills have been passed. that's compared to 383 bills passed by the last congress. 460 by the one before that. >>> despite that terrible record president obama has signed an executive order giving returning members of congress up to a 1% raise ending a pay freeze going b
CBS
Dec 30, 2012 5:30pm PST
coming closer. they just are not there yet. reporting live in washington, back to you, ann. >> you talk about movement but let's say we go off of the cliff, when what happens in washington? can the new congress take action to avoid the difficulties? >> well, first of all, it is not a cliff, not a sudden drop to the bottom. it is a slope. some things will happen over time. the truth of the matter is, no matter how you look at it the economy will go down, a lot of people will be hurt. people who get unemployment benefits will will not get the checks, payments will stop. but the thinking is sometime after january 1st, after it takes effect if there is no deal cut, congress will quickly act to restore and do what they can to undo some of the damage. first thing to look at tomorrow, however, will be the stock market. the world markets are lookinga at what is going -- looking at what is going on in washington and we expect some serious aftereffects if nothing is done, sometime tomorrow. they still have until midnight tomorrow. >> good point, all right, thank you. >>> it was not all gridlock i
WETA
Dec 31, 2012 6:30pm EST
pass the measure in time? president obama says they can, we've got the latest from washington, on what could happen before the new year's day deadline. and wall street ends the year with a rally and healthy gains. s&p strategist sam stovall joins us with where he sees stocks headed in 2013. that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! washington lawmakers are getting close to a fiscal cliff deal, but they might not get it done before the midnight deadline tonight. the senate could vote in time, but it's possible the house will wait until tuesday. that means the u.s. could go over the fiscal cliff. on wall street today, investors bought up stocks on high hopes of deal, after president obama said this afternoon a deal is "in sight," and positive comments from republican leaders in the senate. here's how e major averagesr closed on this last trading day of 2012. the dow surged 166 points, the nasdaq jumped about 60, and the s&p rose almost 24 points. while wall street has already closed the books on 2012, washington still has a few hours to go before its new year's day fiscal cliff deadline. d
CNN
Dec 31, 2012 2:00am PST
representatives. so let's close tonight with some advice from one of you to washington. >> my message to all of washington for the new year is to set partisanship aside working on behalf of 100% of the voters, fix this mess you've gotten us into, bring a balanced budget to the table to grow this economy for the long term not the short term. >> there you go. for the long term, not the short term. >> there you go. i'm don lemon. happy new year to you. jooirksz . >>> hello, i'm don lemon and this is cnn's top 10 of 2012. we look at the stories that captured our attention, what we see as the biggest stories of the year around the world, in crime, money, weather and even the biggestscandals and later this hour, those stories chosen by you. anchor of state of the union, candy crowley, with the top ten political stories of 2012. >>> like finding your favorite grain of sand on the beach. impossible number of possibilities. catch phrases become boomerangs. >> if you got a business you didn't build that. >> i like being aable to find service members. >> i'm an american woman who uses contraception
CNBC
Dec 31, 2012 3:00pm EST
, based on what we know right now about the various details of what they're talking about in washington, you've liked stocks anyway. is this framework they're talking about a green light to buy stocks for you? >> it is. yes. we were pretty optimistic going into 2013. this just improves the outlook. >> in what way? how? >> well, i think some finality around where taxes are going to be is going to be very, very helpful. we can manage around the different tax rates in terms of capital gains issues and whatnot within portfolio locations. so knowing what those rates are going to be in managing around that will be helpful. stocks right now attractive from a valuation standpoint. i think it'll be a good 2013. >> brad fredelander, you have been skeptical of the market. does this deal help, do you think? >> well, it's certainly good news. i think -- i do have some concern that the market es at this point are in more fiscal harmony than the discord we've been seeing. we still have within six to eight weeks the debt limit issues as well. so i think there are going to be some hurdles early in the y
Univision
Dec 31, 2012 6:00am EST
washington examiner, la cantidad de pasajeros que viajo en metro durante el mes de octubre fue de 9.5 por ciento, un numero inferior al que la agencia tenia previsto.. en alguna medida esta reduccion se debio a que el servicio se cancelo por precausion por casi dos dias, debido al paso del huracan sandy... como resultado la agencia de transporte reporto que su servicio de autbuses y trenes, perdio un estimado de 2.4 millones de viajeros... ....vamos a otros temas..una campana para sensibilizar a las personas sobre los peligros de los disparos al aire durante la despedida de ano ha sido lanzada en el sur de la florida. desde miami, lenny padura nos tiene los detalles. n.w. miami_-esta tarde- _william herrera-_padre de mas adelante:. si esta interesado en asistir a la segunda inauguracion presidencial del presidente obama, todavia esta a tiempo para solicitar boletos... ..en colombia directo a la carcel va un hombre que acepto haber violado, torturado y hasta matado a una mujer.. se aproxima el fin de semana y esperamos nieve en el area metropolitana, tan pronto como esta noche... y recuerd
NBC
Dec 31, 2012 6:00pm EST
trying to help. >>> time is almost up in washington. >> one things we can count on with respect to this congress is that if there's even one second left before you have to do what you're supposed to do, they will use that last second. >> it's ticking down. good evening, erv. >>> the senate deal looks close, but not close enough. steve handlesman reports on how house speaker john boehner will. >> reporter: john bain ircould change his mind, but unless he does and allows a vote, america goes off the fiscal cliff surrounding himself with middle-class americans, president obama had sounded optimistic this afternoon. it's not done. >> reporter: sources say taxes would rise on income over 4 to 500,000. a big win -- >> keep in mind just last month republicans in congress said they would never agree to raise rates. obviously the agreement is currently being discussed would raise those rates and raise them permanently. they made the president promising tax hikes above 250,000. not 450. >> well, i just think that's grossly unfair. >> a hangup -- democrats want a two-year postponement, covere
FOX News
Dec 31, 2012 3:00pm PST
what now? will washington prevent significant economic fall-out come wednesday? this is "special report." ♪ ♪ good evening. i'm bret baier. when the giant crystal ball makes the last move in times square tonight, 2013 will officially be here. and so will the deadline. for a deal here in washington. politicians self-imposed fiscal cliff. the effort to make the consequences so unattractive for missing that, that both sides would have to come to agreement. at this hour, there is no legislation to vote on yet. there is every indication officially it's over that cliff we go. some things are settled. others are still in flux. that is where it starts to get technical. so let's bring in fox team coverage to straighten it out. chief white house correspondent ed henry looks at messaging and movement from president obama today. first, chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel on what seems to have been settled and how and what is still up in the air at this late hour. hi, mike. >> hi. bret. we hear from the republican senators they are optimistic and hopeful that a vote can happen
FOX Business
Dec 31, 2012 1:00pm EST
speak. if washington get together, it will be nice to see. shibani and ashley, this is the most unproductive congress sent 1947. ashley: that is not easy to do. shibani: there is a lot going on this year. i am shibani joshi. ashley: and i and ashley webster. fiscal cliff talks are stalling. tax hikes and spending cuts. president obama said to speak in about 30 minutes from now. shibani: stocks are holding their ground. waiting for some sort of news out of washington. the dow sitting at session highs. at least we are closing. ashley: it changes with every headline. the world ringing in the new year. new zealand, australia, japan, china, we will get a sneak preview of celebrations being planned as times square gets prepared for 1 million visitors. it is a complete nightmare. [ laughter ] ashley: time now for stocks now as we do every 15 minutes. we are up 51 points. not too bad on this last trading day of the year. >> that is right. the dow has been pretty flat. going back and forth between the red and green. the nasdaq is up 30. same goes for the s&p stock of about nine points. w
CNBC
Dec 30, 2012 7:30pm EST
lawmakers from both houses to washington for last-minute negotiations. concerns about the cliff spooked investors, the holiday shortened trading week was lighter in volume but higher in volatility. the worst decline of the month on thursday after a disappointing read on consumer confidence and some statements by congressional leaders. and yet, with one final trading day to go, all the major averages were still showing positive performance for the year of 2012. meantime, the u.s. is set to reach the debt limit on monday. that, according to treasury secretary tim geithner in a letter to congress, though, he did say he expects to take what he called extraordinary measures to extend the government's borrowing ability for another two months or so. and even your cup of coffee wants a deal on the fiscal cliff. baristas at the 120 starbucks in washington, d.c. were encouraged by management to add a shot of bipartisanship to their drink orders and remind customers in our nation's capital to come together. >> wall street is typically quieter this time of year. of course, this last week of 2012 wa
SFGTV2
Dec 30, 2012 11:00pm PST
live in washington but met chris 26 years ago at hastings law school, two blocks from here. we were in the same section in the same study group. when we finished law school we both went to the east coast to work for large law firms. over the years we stayed in close touch. when chris was back from over seas we were frequent tennis partners and would get together for dinners and other events in washington. over the years our families became friends as well. it's been such a pleasure to come to know them and chris's many friends in washington and to watch his career unfold. we met on the first day of school. i sat down in our civil procedure class next to a person who turned out to be named chris highland. shortly thereafter chris stevens sat down next to me. the three of us went to lunch afterwards and became friends from that day forward. chris never tried to be someone special but he was someone special. when we were at hastings his charm and wit were on display from the start. in class he was very articulate and seemed as later in life always very poised and well spoken and at eas
NBC
Dec 31, 2012 4:00am EST
when the debt limit debate kicks off. reporting live in washington, back to you. >> thank you very much. we appreciate it. >>> for his part, president obama has been trying to turn up the heat on congress, applying new pressure sunday in an interview with david gregory on "meet the press." nbc news white house correspondent kristin welker has details. >> reporter: on "meet the press," president obama continued his public campaign to pressure congress. >> if congress doesn't act, then everybody's taxes go up. and for the average family, that could mean a loss of $2,000 in income, and the whole economy could slow down at a time when the economy's actually starting to pick up. >> reporter: he again called on lawmakers to strike a deal or hold a vote on his plan which would raise tax rates on wealthy americans, a major sticking point for republicans. >> the way they're behaving is that their only priority is making sure that tax breaks for the wealthiest americans are protected. that seems to be their only overliove overriding theme. >> reporter: after the interview, republicans accuse
FOX
Dec 31, 2012 12:00pm PST
. >>> and we're live in washington watching last-minute negotiations for the fiscal cliff -- at noon. >>> it appears that an agreement to prevent this new year's tax hike is within sight but is not done. >> a little more than an hour ago, the president said he's optimistic that the u.s. economy will not go over the fiscal cliff. that's one of the top stories this noontime. good afternoon. i'm david stevenson. >>> we begin with developing news at this hour. san jose police are investigating the city's 46th homicide of the year. it happened at an apartment complex on lewis road off monterey highway and janine de la vega joins us from the scene. janine, we understand police may no who may be responsible -- may know who may be responsible. >> reporter: that's right. they have two adult males detained and they are questioning them and treating them as persons of interests. homicide detectives are here at the sulker breeze apartments. all of the activities seem to be centered around a parking garage. just before 9:30 this morning, they received a 911 call that a man with a gun was at the -- on the
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 4:00am EST
for just about every american. tahman bradley joins usy washington with more on the stalemate. >> reporter: john and paula, good morning. if there is no breakthrough today, the country will go over the cliff. talks continue but this morning, there is still no deal. >> we'll have further announcements, perhaps, at 11:00 in the morning. i certainly hope so. >> reporter: republicans and democrats negotiated all week wednesday the hope of passing legislation to protect most people from massive tax hike. >> our top priority has to be to make sure that taxes on middle class families do not go up that would hurt our economy badly. >> reporter: there was optimism over a deal over the weekend. that ended when harry reid said he could not present a counterproposal. mcconnell phoned for help. >> i placed a call to the vice president to see if he could help jump start the ne fwoesh united nationss on his side. i want everyone to know, i'm willing to get this done. but i need a dance partner. >> reporter: white house officials say vice president biden is now playing a direct role in the ne
NBC
Dec 31, 2012 4:30am EST
time around in the new year when the debt limit debate kicks off. reporting live in washington, back to you. >> thank you very much. we appreciate it. >>> for his part, president obama has been trying to turn up the heat on congress, applying new pressure sunday in an interview with david gregory on "meet the press." nbc news white house co. an hold a vote on his plan which would raise tax rates on wealthy americans, a major sticking point for republicans. >> the way they're behaving is that their only priority is making sure that tax breaks for the wealthieri would raise tax rates on wealthy americans, a major sticking point for republicans. >> the way they're behaving is that their only priority is making sure that tax breaks for the wealthiest americans are protected. that seems to be their only beh that their only priority is making sure that tax breaks for the wealthiest americans are protected. that seems to be their only overliove overriding theme. >> reporter: after the interview, republicans accused the president of assigning blame instead of leading. >> when they say leader
CNBC
Dec 31, 2012 2:00pm EST
washington. america's economy held hostage hosted by ryan sullivan, kelly evans, tonight at 6:00 p.m. eastern time. that will does do it for "power lunch." thanks for joining us. have a good new year. "street signs" begins right now. >> the president speaking moments ago, saying that we are indeed close to a fiscal cliff deal. the latest word is that they are negotiating over the exact amount where taxes will rise, 450, maybe 550, maybe in the middle at 500 but the president did throw a barb out there saying if the republicans think we are done with tax revenue and spending cut discussion, they have another thing coming. welcome to final "street signs" of 2012. and if things don't go well, maybe the final "street signs" ever. just kidding. just ten hours left in this year in washington and ten years until we fall off the fiscal cliff. can we get it done? >> working the phones day and night, let's goat john harwood in washington. lots and lots of headlines, fill us in. >> the latest mandy is that negotiations agreed on the middle class portion of the tax cuts. these are talks between
CNN
Dec 31, 2012 11:00am PST
may be getting just a bit closer. >> and i'm joe johns live from washington where just moments ago the president encouraged lawmakers to cross the finish line. it was a compromise u.s. lawmakers signed into law in 2011 that contributed to the pending man made catastrophe that they have been warning about for more than a year. now, as the new year's deadline approaches, the fiscal cliff may be moving to a later date, in 2013. it is part of a possible deal that is forming at this hour. this, of course, represents the $3.6 trillion the u.s. government spent last year, unless congress reaches a deal when the new year hits. so too will the fiscal cliff. $600 billion worth of tax increases and spending cuts. it is supposed to be automatic. but now republicans are suggesting a delay, the president just spoke trying to add pressure to congress to avoid going over the fiscal cliff. listen. >> my preference would have been to solve all these problems in the context of a larger agreement, a bigger deal, a grand bargain, whatever you want to call it, that solves our deficit problems in a balan
FOX News
Dec 31, 2012 2:00am PST
reach a deal. >> doug luzader live from washington with the latest. doug? >> a deadline is hours away come midnight. it's not just the tax hikes that are scheduled to hit it's big cuts in government spending as well. 2013 could be off to a difficult start if there is no resolution. listen to this bleak assessment from capitol hill. >> the future of the country rests in the hands of 70 and 80-year-olds who have jet lag it's probably not the best thing. >> could joe biden be the fix? he appears to be taking over for democrats after a counteroffer to prevent a big tax hike is met by silence. harry reid says democrats couldn't respond. >> there is still significant difference between the two sides but negotiations continue. there's still time left to reach an agreement and we intend to continue negotiations. >> i am willing to get this done but i need a dance partner. >> so the senate will try to work on this again later today and we are talking about something small here if anything a continuation of the busheir raw tax cuts for most americans and renewal of long-term unemployment b
CNBC
Dec 31, 2012 9:00am EST
has been stabilized. >> but of course, we start in washington. as you know, congress comes back today. the house gaveling into session now with legislative business starting at 10:00 a.m. the senate returns at 11:00 a.m. eastern. there are only a few hours left to get a deal done. eamon? >> you're already hearing people talk the way they talk on new year's day. a lot of people wish they could go back in time and do things differently. that's the way people are talking in washington about this fiscal cliff. feeling as if this thing suddenly got off the rails. take a listen to mitch mcconnell last night talking about the pace of the negotiations here and the frustration that he's experienced going through all of this over the weekend. take a listen. >> now, i'm concerned about the lack of urgency here. like we all know we're running out of time. this is far too much at stake for political gamesmanship. we need to protect the american families and businesses from this looming tax hike. everyone agrees that that action is necessary. >> so now all eyes are focused on the senate for 1
MSNBC
Dec 31, 2012 4:00am PST
to "morning joe." this morning, washington is just hours away from a self-imposed doomsday scenario, a deadline that was meant to force lawmakers to cut a deal to confront the nation's debt. in other words, this cliff-hanger has been two years in the making. >> i've said before that i felt that the middle-class tax cuts were being held hostage to the high-end tax cuts. i think it's tempting not to negotiate with hostage takers. unless the hostage gets harmed. then people will question the wisdom of that strategy. in this case, the hostage was the american people. and i was not willing to see them get harmed. now, is this the deal i would have preferred? no. but this compromise does make a serious down payment on the deficit reduction we need. most importantly, it will allow us to avoid default and end the crisis that washington imposed on the rest of america. it ensures also that we will not face this same kind of crisis again in six months or eight months or 12 months. and it will begin to lift the cloud of debt and the cloud of uncertainty that hangs over our economy. >> it's a re
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 6:00am EST
burgundy and gold are celebrating this morning, the washington redskins are in the playoffs after the -- beating the rival dallas cowboys last night at home at fedex field. the boys in the bargaining will play next sunday hosting the seahawks. fans are excited. >> maybe rg3 can help here on capitol hill. it is do or die today. the fiscal cliff deadline is just hours away and no deal. how high will taxes go? >> some homes in the prince william counties area will not be getting a local newspaper anymore. i will have details coming up. >> thank you. 2013 with these live pictures has started in some parts of the world. they are ringing in the new year with the big fireworks display right now in new zealand. beautiful display. good morning, washington. i am scott newman. i's check out our new your forecast. >> it is a pretty decent look at 2012. it 2013 not quite as gray. most of the week should be fine. we have the clouds pushing in from the west. they will slowly increase throughout the day today. i think we will have a lot of filtered sun shine through the morning hours. 21 in manassas.
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 2:00am PST
. our abc news reporter has the latest from washington. >> the clock is ticking. negotiations are on going. at this point democrats and republicans remain at odds. >> regardless of partisan differences, our top priority has to be to make sure that taxes on middle class families do thought go up that would hurt our economy badly. we can get that done. >> president obama called for immediate action, but there was that vote in the senate tonight. >> we are going to come in at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, and we will have further announcements perhaps at 11:00 in the morning. i certainly hope so. >> mitch mcconnell frustrated with the lack of progress called vice president biden in for help. biden is now said to be playing a direct role. >> there is no single issue that remains an impossible sticking point. the sticking point appears to be a willingness or interest or want to close the deal. >> drastic spending cuts will go into affect and taxes go up for everyone. the tax impact for the average american family is more than $3400. senate leaders continue to work on the stop gap bill. the
CBS
Dec 31, 2012 4:00am EST
>>> deadline day. a wide-ranging deal to avoid the fiscal cliff remains illusive and washington leaders have only hours to reach an agreement. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is in a new york city hospital this morning being treated for a blood clot related to her concussion earlier this month. >>> and feats of bravery on a frozen lake. a half dozen people fall through a sheet of life while trying to save a man from freezing cold water. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday december 31st 2012. good morning, everybody, on this new year's eve. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. secretary of state hillary clinton is being treated for a blood clot. doctors found it following a concussion. marlie hall is at presbyterian hospital this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. mrs. clinton will spend the morning at the hospital as doctors keep her under close watch. they say she'll be under observation for 48 hours. as you mentioned, a blood clot was mentioned after she came in for a routine exam. it was a follow-up actually
CBS
Dec 31, 2012 4:00am PST
reporting now from washington. >> lawmakers are still working on it. >> i want everyo one to know i' willing to get this done but i need dance partner. >> the main sticking point between democrats and republicans continues to be over the threshold of tax increases. president obama campaigned on raising taxes on income over $250,000 while many congressional republicans have pushed back against any tax increases. president obama is placing the blame for the impasse on the gop. >> they say that their biggest priority is making sure that we deal with the deficit in a serious way, but the way they're behaving is that their only priority is making sure that tax breaks for the wealthiest americans are protected. >> reporter: but senators say there is some movement on the issue. >> there's a lot of give and take going on right now, but republicans doan want to see new revenues, in other words, democrat tax increases, beused for new spending. >> the president has said if there is no deal by the end of the day, the senate should draw up legislation to extend the bush-era tax cuts for the midd
Univision
Dec 30, 2012 11:00pm PST
. ♪. ♪. ♪. ♪. >>> en washington hoy continuarono las juntas para tener una propuesta que evite el abismo fiscal, el comitÉ independiente del congreso dice que de no llegar a un acuerdo habrÁ recesiÓn. >>> la secretaria de estado hillary clinton fue internada por un coagulo en la cabeza originado por una caÍda. >>> el mujer acusada de empujar a un persona de origen indio, podrÍa ser condenada de 25 aÑos a cadena perpetua. >>> la saludde el presidente chÁvez parece complicada, el vicepresidente maduro dijo que el a saludde chÁvez es delicada, el viajo a cuba para mantenerse informado de la salud del mandatario, y desde allÍ
CBS
Dec 30, 2012 11:00pm PST
by the house. with each passing hour optimism is phasing. reporting live in washington. back to you, ann. >> i think a lot of us have been thinking really there was going to be a last-minute deal. sort of a play unfolding. that is too optimistic now? people are thinking it may not happen? >> reporter: well, you know, it is going to take a lot to come up with an agreement. i mean just look at how long they have been talking about it and it has not been done. now we are a day away before the clock strikes 12? and the automatic cuts take effect. so, yes, optimism is fading, people who on sunday morning thought there mighting a deal tonight are saying they don't think so. the cliff is ahead. >> all right, randall, in washington, thank you. >>> all right. it was not all gridlock in washington though. both parties agreed on a bill that will keep milk prices from doubling next month. agreeing on a 1-year extension on the farm deal. without it we could of paid $7 a gallon for milk. you can keep tabs on the fiscal cliff talks. 24/7 by logging on our web site. >>> well it started out as a win
NBC
Dec 31, 2012 2:05am EST
you next week on a whole new episode of "open join. >>> from nbc news in washington, the world's longest-running television program, this is "meet the press," with david gregory. >> good sunday morning, time is nearly up before we go over the so-called fiscal cliff. senate leaders spent the weekend working on a last-ditch deal and the house comes back today for a rare sunday night session. yesterday afternoon, in an exclusive interview, president obama sat down with me in the blue room of the white house. to discuss the way forward and his priorities for a second term. >> mr. president, welcome back to "meet the press." >> great to be here, thank you. >> the obvious question -- are we going over the fiscal cliff? >> well, i think we're going to find out in the next 48 hours what congress decides to do. but i think it's important for the american people to understand exactly what this fiscal cliff is. because it's actually not that complicated. the tax cuts that were introduced in 2001, 2003, 2010, those were extended and they're all about to expire at the end of the year. so on m
Univision
Dec 31, 2012 6:30am EST
mantenerse informado con noticias washington las 24 horas del dia a traves de nuestra pagina web noticiasdc. com, tambien ubiquenos en facebook y twitter bajo ..paso terminamos con los bolsillos vacios..a continuacion claudia mendoza nos dice que hacer y como economizar despues de los gastos durante estos dias festivos. buenas noches... estamos cada vez mas cerca de comenzar un nuevo aÑo y lo que tambien se aproxima es nieve y lluvias... asi estan las condiciones actuales... 36 grados de temperatura en el area metropolitana con un cielo mayormente nublado...el fin de y la nieve se espere comience a caer con mayor intensidad a partir de las tres de la madrugada hasta las seis de la tarde tenga en cuenta que tambien esperamos ventosidad para maÑana asi que si no tiene planes urgentes, evite manejar... los dejo con el pronostico extendido... y estos son los numeros de la loteria... pausamos... y en seguida le hablaremos sobre la importancia de que los adultos practiquen ejercicios para evitar complicaciones de salud... nunca es tarde cuao existe el deseo y sobre todo la fuerza de
Univision
Dec 31, 2012 5:35am PST
, esto es todo desde washington. >>> gracias, y bueno, el chiquito de 6 aÑos de la masacre de newtown que eru fanatico de los giantss fue recordado hoy en un partido. >>> y hubo un accidente a la maÑana de este domingo, el chofer perdiÓ el control del vehÍculo, cuando la interestatal 184 se convirtiÓ en una verdadera pista de hielo. >>> y un ladrÓn entro, dijo tener un arma, y pidiÓ el dinero, otro empleado lo golpea con una botella de vodka, y saliÓ corriendo, mas tarde la policÍa lo arrestÓ con un a herida de la cabeza. >>> y ahora salvador castelaÑos desde san salvadoeo nos tiene este informe. >>> los centroamericanos saben que sus vidas estÁn en serio peligro. la criminalidad les pasÓ una factura grande a san salvador honduras por ejemplo. este ejercito, le dio a honduras el tÍtulo del pais con mayor tasa de homicidios, el salvador en cambio redujo ese Índice de homicidios diarios. >>> perdÓn a nuestra nacion por el daÑo, por el luto, por el dolor causado a travÉs de estos 22 aÑos de guerra entre pandillas. >>> diferentes modalidades afectaron a pequeÑos, medianos y
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 6:30pm EST
>>> this is "world news." tonight, the breaking news here. no deal. washington taking america right over the fiscal cliff. and when that ball comes down in times square tonight, every american's taxes will go up. what happened? >>> the other breaking story tonight. hillary's health. doctors reveal it is a blood clot near mrs. clinton's brain keeping her in the hospital. dr. besser right here with what this means. and what mrs. clinton just told barbara walters after becoming the most traveled secretary of state. >> are you exhausted? >> i am. to be honest, i am. >>> the big chill. a million americans in times square tonight. this evening, the security, the weather. some of the coldest temperatures of the winter. and what we didn't note about something else that will be falling at midnight. ginger zee in times square. >>> and, so long. >> so long. so long. so long. >> the man who said himself, "the show must go on." the first new year's without dick clark, as we heard tonight from his wife. she answers the one question she says so many have been asking her. >>> good evening on this n
NBC
Dec 31, 2012 6:30pm EST
of twists and turns in washington, both procedural and political as the white house and congress tried to find a way to avert those automatic tax and spending measures that kick in midnight tonight. the bottom line at this hour, we are headed over the proverbial fiscal cliff. we say that because the senate hasn't voted on any kind of deal. you see it there live. and the house has said even if there is a deal, they're not going to bring any bill to a vote on this new year's eve. so the big question tonight, what impact will it have on every american? we have all of it covered, and we begin with nbc's kelly o'donnell for the latest from capitol hill. kelly? >> reporter: good evening, kate. well, congress is out of time, and frustrations are really running over. and while democrats and republicans say they want to find a solution and they are working toward that, they don't have a deal yet, and that means for now there is nothing to vote on before tonight's deadline. with your money on the line, tonight washington can only claim progress. but not success. >> it appears that an agree
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 12:00pm EST
arrived. it still seems kind of bright, 38 degrees being the temperature in washington, d.c. our satellite picture shows the clouds will continue moving in. we could see a few sprinkles or snow flurries this evening. the main event really happens tomorrow. this is a weak system bringing snow across the central plains and mississippi river valley today. things are looking good up and down the eastern seaboard. today, partly sunny skies 45 x 3:00 claudia 6:00 and 39 degrees at the midnight hour. we will have more details on the timing of that system, in a little while. first, back to the news desk with scott. >> montgomery county fire fighters or call to rescue some duck hunters in great falls. there were on the water this morning near katie island. after they got out of the boats it drifted away and they were stuck. firefighters eventually reached the hunters, secure their boats and no one was hurt. d.c. police looking for the driver of an suv who hit and killed a teenager. a 16-year-old tarsha jackson was crossing the garrett avenue at first street nw when she was hit by a car fr
PBS
Dec 30, 2012 6:00pm PST
. danke shon. wiedersehen! wiedersehen! bye-bye! >> "inside washington" is brought to you in part by the american federation of government employees -- proud to make america work. for more information about afge and membership, visit afge.org. >> production assistance was provided by all but in communications and politico, reporting on the political and legislative arena. >> this week on "inside ," the thrill of victory. >> barack obama has been reelected. >> the agony of defeat. >> this election is over, but our principles in north. >> the year 2012 in review. >> the supreme court has upheld the requirement that every american by health insurance. >> the year of the cliffhanger. >> raising tax rates is unacceptable. >> natural disasters. >> like the apocalypse. >> and human tragedies. >> saying someone is shooting in the auditorium. >> political fumbles. >> 5 seconds before you interrupted me. >> and shoppers. >> the seriousness of having a cia director involved in an extramarital affair cannot be overplayed. >> all right, as we look back, let's begin with the top political story of
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